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Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch

Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch Adeyemi Ajao (above left), the co-founder and managing director of Base10 Partners, was surprised to hear his firm’s $137 million fund was the largest debut to date for a black-led venture capital firm. He and his co-founder …

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Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women – TechCrunch

Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women – TechCrunch Women in tech are not only significantly under-funded by venture capitalists, but they also often lack access to the early-stage support granted to their male counterparts. To enroll in a startup accelerator like Y Combinator, for …

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Is China’s digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley? – TechCrunch

Is China’s digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley? – TechCrunch Over the past 20 years, China has now grown into one of the largest consumer technology markets, with thousands of startups and funding rivaling Silicon Valley. In 2018, Chinese entrepreneurs are seeking to expand their businesses beyond …

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Japan’s Freee raises $60M to grow its cloud accounting business – TechCrunch

Japan’s Freee raises $60M to grow its cloud accounting business – TechCrunch Japan-based accounting software company Freee, one of the country’s most-prominent startups, has raised a $60 million Series E funding round as it bids to expand its services into other areas of management for its customers. Freee was founded six …

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July sets a record for number of $100M+ venture capital rounds – TechCrunch

July sets a record for number of $100M+ venture capital rounds – TechCrunch In July 2018, the tech sector’s leisure class — venture capitalists — kicked investments into overdrive, at least when it comes to financing supergiant venture rounds of $100 million or more (in native or as-converted USD values). …

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What every startup founder should know about exits – TechCrunch

What every startup founder should know about exits – TechCrunch Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor 70 years of VC innovation 2017 crowdfunding guide The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following, well-intentioned, and mostly delusional …

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Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million – TechCrunch

Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million – TechCrunch One year after receiving a whopping $75 million commitment to invest in early stage companies applying artificial intelligence to various industries, Glasswing Ventures has closed its debut fund with $112 million.  It’s a significant milestone for a firm …

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